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When viewing posts by recently active, the last action can generally be linked to directly by clicking the "answered/modified" link. For example, the "answered 5 hours ago" text circled here:
Clicking this takes you to the link
It seems, however, when that
/?lastactivity (either answered or modified) occurs somewhere other than the first page of answers, linking directly to the post fails and, instead, links to the question itself. This makes finding the recent activity difficult, particularly when there are many pages of answers. Yes, I can sort the answers by active but not everyone realizes that's an option.
I've reproduced this on Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, so it's not an MSE-specific issue nor is it apparently related to the responsive layout. I've also seen this behavior on answers that were answered, edited, or deleted.
- Find a question on the Home or Questions/Active page with >30 answers.
- Click on the last activity link next to the username of the person who performed that action
- Using PPCG questions with >60 answers that are newly answered is the most likely to consistently be a good choice as new answers to questions with many existing answers are unlikely to have surfaced above the latter page/s.
- See that the end result is identical to loading the question link/does not take you to the answer.
I suppose that it's possible there isn't a way to fix this but, if there is, it'd be nice to have.